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09/01/11

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Artist:
Title:
Hardcore Hooligan
Release Date: 12/11/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B17) $17.98 

Now here's your chance to get ahold of this album again. 18 Terrace anthems that will bring back memories of fighting on the terraces, running riots and blowing bubbles. Of London town and britishness. And last but not least, the English 5-1 soccer victory over Germany. Turn off that Euro-techno or whatever is the current background sounds to your football addiction! This is the real deal from Londons finest!

Artist:
Title:
You Brought The Sunshine - The Sound Of Gospel Recordings 1976-1981
Release Date: 2/14/2020
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

(5% DISCOUNT THRU 1-31-20) The first-ever compilation of the most important gospel crossover recordings by the Clark Sisters and their leader Elbernita "Twinkie" Clark. The Clark Sisters were at their very best on this material, and it made them stars of the gospel world. The CD focusses on their recordings for Westbound subsidiary Sound Of Gospel made between 1976 and 1981. These tracks saw the group at the forefront of modernising gospel music, something that wasn't without controversy. This culminated in the surprise club success of 'You Brought The Sunshine' - which became a classic sound in New York clubs in the early 80s. This was originally announced in 2017 but was delayed due to reasons beyond our control.

Artist:
Title:
Renaissance November 2, 1977
Release Date: 11/15/2019
Format: LP
List Price: (A25) $25.98 

Modern and grounded in the 1960s hard-bop sensibility, the American pianist and composer Albert Dailey (1939 –1984) had perfect control over his instrument. Since an early age he played with cutting-edge musicians of the likes of Art Blakey, Sarah Vaughan, Stan Getz, Charles Mingus, and Lee Konitz, only to name a few. But despite that, he was an underrated artist during his lifetime, receiving the deserved recognition only after his death. Renaissance 2 November 1977 is his second album, played by a bold group that includes Carter Jefferson on sax, Cecil Mcbee on bass, Charlie Persip and Adam Nussbaum on drums, and the voice of Cheryl Alexander.

Artist:
Title:
Smash It Up
Release Date: 1/10/2020
Format: 7
List Price: (B13) $13.98 

Made available again in honour of the 40th anniversary of its initial release. Stymied by the BBC, who refused to play this punk rock call to arms, it nevertheless made #35 in the UK charts. To this day it is a hit in the hearts of Damned fans worldwide, with its glorious melody and rousing chorus. It has replaced 'New Rose' as the encore of choice, guaranteed to send 'em home spitting. Still touring to this day, the Damned are the last of the class of '77 left functioning. Catch them at a dancehall near you. A limited edition in red vinyl.

Artist:
Title:
Crooked Nation
Release Date: 2/12/2020
Format: CD
List Price: (B13) $13.98 

GravelRoad pushes the boundaries of heavy rock and blues on their eighth studio album. Crooked Nation was recorded, mixed and mastered in Seattle by Jack Endino. It is sound of new and old - heavy fuzz, more introspective moods and a fist pumping rallying cry for a good time.

Artist:
Title:
The Great Indoors
Release Date: 1/8/2020
Format: CD
List Price: (B35) $35.98 

(2-CD set) Official reissue of "The Great Indoors", the acclaimed masterpiece of English Psychedelic, originally released in 1987 on the fabled Bam-Caruso label. Includes an extra CD with demos and rarities. Originally released on the same week as the first ever reissue of Sgt. Pepper's on CD, The Guardian review read: "The best release this week is not the reissue of Sgt Pepper's but the debut album by Nick Haeffner." The Great Indoors is an eclectic collection of superb songs and music brimming over with ideas and invention.Musician and producer Richard Norris says of The Great Indoors, it's "a great, lost, quintessentially English project. Echoes of Nick Drake, Kevin Ayers, John Cale, Pink Floyd and Robert Fripp loom large, but Haeffner's originality eclipses his folk, psych- and art-rock influences. There's a deftness, a lightness of touch here that is delightful. 'Steel Grey', 'Don't Be Late', and the title track are classic pastoral meditations. Although recorded in the late eighties, the album hasn't dated and is ripe for re-evaluation.' Along with the original ten track album, a bonus CD of additional music is included. Rare 12" singles only sides, early demos for The Great Indoors, demos for the intended follow-up album Dali Parton, as well as previously unreleased new recordings. A booklet with notes and pictures rounds off the package.

Artist:
Title:
Por Vida
Release Date: 9/11/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B15) $15.98 

Por Vida is the full length debut by Los Angeles based band. The band is one big punk pop dance party, and could easily fit on Vans Warped Tour; what sets them apart is the good-natured front woman Christina Hellflower and her golden, million-dollar vocal. Produced by Dave Klein (Agent Orange, The Bomboras, The Finks, 45 Grave, Guttermouth and 100+ more artists). Then mastered by Jason Livermore @ The Blasting Room (Descendents, NOFX, The Lemonheads).

Artist:
Title:
Provinces
Release Date: 2/21/2020
Format: CD
List Price: (A15) $15.98 

"Icasiano's drumming harnesses shocking power and does strange things to your perception of time and space." - Dave Segal, The Stranger. Filipino-American percussionist and composer Christopher Icasiano presents his debut solo work "Provinces," two suites that explore the complexity of cultural identity and community as a second generation immigrant in Seattle. Composed predominantly on the drum set, "Provinces" virtuosic rhythmic patterns evoke melodies over long cyclical phrases, while a lush color palette provided by keyboards and percussion fill out the soundscape. Added field recordings taken from Icasiano's first ancestral trip to the Philippines are blended in, transporting the listener to a world that is foreign yet familiar. Christopher's lifelong study of jazz, his love of 90's R&B and folk music, and his 12-year collaboration in the experimental drum and saxophone duo "Bad Luck," make "Provinces" a unique intersection of the avant-garde and the mainstream - always compelling, always challenging.

Artist:
Title:
Plays Hymns
Release Date: 3/20/2020
Format: LP
List Price: (A10) $10.98 

One of the legends of New Orleans jazz on clarinet w. Joe Robichaux-pno & Placide Adams-bs, incl an interview with George Lewis about the historic Milneburg.

Artist:
Title:
Visions Of A New World
Release Date: 3/20/2020
Format: LP
List Price: (B44) $44.98 

Pianist Lonnie Liston Smith began his true professional career with Pharoah Sanders and then moved on to the very electric Miles Davis band before embarking on his own journey -- one that took him deep into the waters of pop music and disco by the late '70s. On Visions of a New World, Smith, accompanied by his working unit the Cosmic Echoes, digs deeper into the soul-jazz vein that he had begun exploring on Expansions and Funk Extraction in 1973 and 1974, respectively. In 1975, Smith was looking for a smoother, more soulful groove than he had displayed previously. Elements of the earlier band are in evidence: Vocalist Donald Smith is still on board, as are Dave Hubbard and Cecil Bridgewater on horns. Reggie Lucas even helps out on guitar in one or two places, and Ray Armando helps the percussion section. Despite these fiery players, the music here is strictly a late-night seduction/meditation groove. Tracks like the opener, "A Chance for Peace," keep the funk in mid-tempo while rounding off the edges, but "Love Beams" sounds exactly like its name. "Colours of the Rainbow" is a duet between Donald and Lonnie on keyboard and vocals, and "Devika" is the first place where the groove exceeds the mood. Latin rhythms, loosely woven horn lines, funky backbeats, and a slinky melody bring the whole thing up a couple of notches. The only other place the album heats up is on the final two tracks: the second part of the title suite -- when Donald Smith stops singing -- and "Summer Nights," when the concentration is on pure movement and sweaty, shimmering late-night funk. by ThomJurek/AMG. Produced by – Bob Thiele, Lonnie Liston Smith Mixed by – Dave Wittman, Lonnie Liston Smith, Michael Carvin. Re-mastering by: Ray Staff at Air Mastering, Lyndhurst Hall, London. Recorded in 1975 at Electric Lady Studios.

Artist:
Title:
Kalamazoo
Release Date: 1/8/2020
Format: CD
List Price: (A14) $14.98 

Recorded live at the Dalton Center Recital Hall at Western Michigan University. The stellar band for the occasion was comprised of pianist Ellis Marsalis, bassist Reginald Veal, and drummer Ralph Peterson. From the thrilling opening crawl through "Tin Roof Blues" to a strutting "Sesame Street Theme" with some plunger mute magic all the way to the appropriately nostalgic "Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans" closer, this recording gives the listener a glimpse of the captivating, real and true soul and spirit of Delfeayo Marsalis.

Artist:
Title:
Jazz Party
Release Date: 2/21/2020
Format: CD
List Price: (A14) $14.98 

Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra bring to the table everything folks love about New Orleans&emdash;except the food! With tributes to the Big Easy, Irish Whiskey, and the social media experience at-large, UJO brings the party from fast to slow and soft to loud. Fun, funky, and full of soul, Jazz Party packs a powerful punch that hit's the spot every time!

Artist:
Title:
Simplicity
Release Date: 2/21/2020
Format: CD
List Price: (A14) $14.98 

(5% DISCOUNT THRU 2-28-20) Pearl Django's 15th release contains 11 wonderful and beautifully arranged, band originals. These are still in the style established by Pearl Django. That is to say, stretching the style known as "Hot Club". Here you will find combination of swing tunes, waltz's, a ballad and a Latin tune with contributions from all band members. This version of Pearl Django is, possibly, the strongest ever, with two exceptional players, Tim Lerch on guitar and David Lange on accordion and our newest member Jim Char who plays rhythm as well as anyone in the business.

Artist:
Title:
Deep (un)learning
Release Date: 1/8/2020
Format: CD
List Price: (B19) $19.98 

Awful Records (ABRA, Father, Danger Inc.) avant-garde alumni Slug Christ and renown producer Nedarb Nagrom (Lil Peep, Father) return with their second official collaborative release, "Deep (un)Learning". The follow up release to 2017's "It's Colder at the Bottom of the Shower", this is a complete disconnect from the norm these two artists are well known for. This album is unique on unprecedented levels for this duo. A further expansion of their ability to be ecclectic in genres, this ambient project is experimental in nature, spacey, slow, personal, and beautiful. Departures are necessary to expand, and Slug Christ and Nedarb have broken new ground with "Deep (un)Learning", and the proof is in the documentation. Blackhouse Ltd. and Candy Drips are proud to present this, in it's entirety, with a limited run of uniquely packaged CD's and cassettes. All copies come with a poster containing the full lyrics and exclusive photos by Dash Romero (AwfulRecords). CD limited to 300 copies.

Artist:
Title:
Here Are The Sonics!!!
Release Date: 2/14/2020
Format: LP
List Price: (B33) $33.98 

(5% DISCOUNT THRU 1-31-20) At the time of its release, this LP made very little noise outside the group's home state of Washington - but within said home state, the Sonics themselves were making enough noise to blow down every brick wall between Tacoma and Torrance, California. This facsimile release comes on 180g black vinyl. We have put all the modern legal stuff including barcode, addresses and the like on a sticker, so your thick card LP sleeve will look as original as possible.

Artist:
Title:
Discography
Release Date: 2/12/2020
Format: CD
List Price: (B23) $23.98 

CD compilation combining everything ever released by the SUBWAY THUGS. Comes in a matt laminated 6 panel digipak, handnumbered to 250 copies and completely remastered. Including extensive liner notes and awesome artwork by Ramon Girones. A great document of CANADIAN streetpunk history! Featuring members of BISHOPS GREEN, EMERGENCY, ALTERNATE ACTION, LANCASTERS, SUEDE RAZORS and SYDNEY DUCKS.

Artist:
Title:
Spring Nyc Soul
Release Date: 2/14/2020
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

(5% DISCOUNT THRU 1-31-20) New York label Spring, and its Event and Posse subsidiaries, were very active from 1967 up to the late 80s. They specialised in the city's black music and tried most variations, including soul, gospel, disco, show tunes, funk, harmony and later electro and rap. We have chosen the most soulful tracks that have so far not appeared on Kent CDs and have found six completed recordings that were previously unreleased. Two of these are ballads, one of which is Maxine Weldon's stunning version of Ray Godfrey's song 'I'm The Other Half Of You' and there is a new unknown, sweet soul song from one-time Tavares member Victor Tavares. Ray Godfrey features heavily with two unissued dance tracks - the Joe Simon-covered 'I Love You More Than Anything' and the previously unheard song 'Hold On'. The Determinations' opener 'Save The Best For Me' is another of his great songs, previously only on a rare LP. Other 70s dancers come from Ronnie Walker, Act I and the Joneses. More ballads are provided by Joe Simon, Leroy Randolph and, surprisingly, the Fatback Band. 60s uptempo soul comes from Prince Harold, Little Eva Harris and Richard Barbary. The offerings of the Internationals, US and Vernon Brown are harder to categorise; quirky and worthy but in their own individual styles. The great songwriter Phillip Mitchell went funky on his "Jody" song 'If We Get Caught (I Don't Know You)' as did Phil Flowers with his heavy guitar-infused 'Kill The Monster'. Philly girls the Equations sing the poppy and catchy 'Boiling Like Water', Jackie Verdell gives us gospel in a modern soul setting and C-Brand take us into the 80s with their two-stepper 'Plenty Of Love'. This is a catholic selection for lovers of soul through its most interesting eras.

Artist:
Title:
If You're Going To The City: A Tribute To Mose Allison
Release Date: 1/17/2020
Format: LP
List Price: (B42) $42.98 

(2-LP set) A collection of songs celebrating Mose Allison, and the influence and legacy he left behind. The names behind the collection let the project speak for itself: Taj Mahal, Robbie Fulks, Jackson Browne, The Tippo Allstars featuring Fiona Apple, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, Chrissie Hynde, Iggy Pop, Bonnie Raitt, Loudon Wainwright III, Richard Thompson, Peter Case, Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin, Anything Mose!, Frank Black, Amy Allison with Elvis Costello. The albums proceeds will be donated to the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund. 180 gram - double LP - custom etching on side D - liners by Michael Simmons - an essay by John Allison - includes a copy of the documentary "Mose Allison: Ever Since I Stole The Blues" by Paul Bernays.

Artist:
Title:
Tea & Symphony - The English Baroque Sound 1968-1974
Release Date: 2/14/2020
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

(5% DISCOUNT THRU 1-31-20) When psychedelia had run its course in Britain at the end of the 60s, the predominant trend was to get hairier and heavier and more long-winded. Many musicians, however, were still hung up on the trappings of psychedelia's home-grown strain, having found a musical home in its mournful evocations of Victoriana, its village green gentility and its nods to the pleasures of suburbia. They wanted to carry on using woodwinds, cellos and melancholic melodies. As the advent of the singer-songwriter offered another possible avenue for these refuseniks, a new brand of pop was discernible - the English Baroque sound. A definitive collection of English Baroque, this compilation includes familiar classics like Colin Blunstone's Say 'You Don't Mind' and Honeybus' 'I Can't Let Maggie Go', as well Vigrass and Osborne's original recording of the Justin Hayward hit 'Forever Autumn' and master of the observational, homespun pop Clifford T Ward's 'Coathanger'. In-demand rarities include Jon Plum's gothic tale 'Alice', Mike Batt's exquisite 'Fading Yellow' and Bombadil's 'When The City Sleeps', a rare Barclay James Harvest spin-off single. " Compiled and annotated by Bob Stanley.

Artist:
Title:
Tea & Symphony - The English Baroque Sound 1968-1974
Release Date: 2/14/2020
Format: LP
List Price: (B46) $46.98 

(5% DISCOUNT THRU 1-31-20)(2-LP set) When psychedelia had run its course in Britain at the end of the 60s, the predominant trend was to get hairier and heavier and more long-winded. Many musicians, however, were still hung up on the trappings of psychedelia's home-grown strain, having found a musical home in its mournful evocations of Victoriana, its village green gentility and its nods to the pleasures of suburbia. They wanted to carry on using woodwinds, cellos and melancholic melodies. As the advent of the singer-songwriter offered another possible avenue for these refuseniks, a new brand of pop was discernible - the English Baroque sound. A definitive collection of English Baroque, this compilation includes familiar classics like Colin Blunstone's Say 'You Don't Mind' and Honeybus' 'I Can't Let Maggie Go', as well Vigrass and Osborne's original recording of the Justin Hayward hit 'Forever Autumn' and master of the observational, homespun pop Clifford T Ward's 'Coathanger'. In-demand rarities include Jon Plum's gothic tale 'Alice', Mike Batt's exquisite 'Fading Yellow' and Bombadil's 'When The City Sleeps', a rare Barclay James Harvest spin-off single. " Compiled and annotated by Bob Stanley. Includes vinyl only bonus track "Waiting There" - Me & Him

Artist:
Title:
Scott Walker Meets Jacques Brel
Release Date: 2/14/2020
Format: CD
List Price: (B20) $20.98 

(5% DISCOUNT THRU 1-31-20) Many in the English-speaking world first heard of Jacques Brel through Scott Walker's championing, yet when Scott launched his post-Walker Brothers solo career with his recording of Brel's 'Jackie' in 1967, Brel had been an enormous star in France for years. That lofty status was remarkable, given Brel's lyrical obsessions with doomed romance, loneliness, prostitution and death. This new Ace compilation comprises Scott's interpretations of the nine Brel songs featured on his "Scott", "Scott 2" and "Scott 3" albums, followed by Brel's own French language originals, plus Brel's version of 'Seul', a song Scott performed on his TV series but of which made no studio recording. Packaged with a stylish 24-page booklet featuring essays on Scott Walker and Jacques Brel by Ian Johnston and Kris Needs respectively.


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